It’s been two years since Nicki Minaj released a full-length album, and the Trinidadian rapper isn’t making the wait for her next collection of new music any easier.
On Saturday night, the 33-year-old sent her fans (whom she affectionately calls “Barbz”) into a frenzy when she teased a new studio set called Pick My Fruit Out, which Minaj jokingly said would be released Sunday at midnight.
“Ok u know what I wasn’t gonna say anything but damn ya got it out of me,” she tweeted. “The album drops at midnight. it’s called #PickMyFruitOut.”
Minaj later revealed a fake tracklist to go along with the project, claiming every song on the album would be named after various pieces of fruit, complete with a “Harambe Interlude” titled “Bananas.”
She also teased an extra track called “N—- Toss My Fruit Salad,” which she revealed would featuring her “favorite rapper of all time.”
As midnight came and went, Pick My Fruit Out still hadn’t been released, and fans quickly realized the tweets were posted in jest. Minaj responded to the stunt by tweeting: “*kisses u* love u back. All of u. Love you sooooooo fkn much. i Been cryin laughin this whole time, btw… Good stuff.”
Though her last album of original material, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014, Minaj has appeared as a featured performer on several songs by well-known artists, including Madonna’s “Bitch I’m Madonna,” David Guetta’s “Hey Mama,” and Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side.”